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Letter from San Luis Obispo County

One of Nipomo’s many claims to fame is the Dorothea Lange depression-era image of a hungry mother surrounded by her children, which has become known as the “Migrant Mother Photo.” While this may be one of the most recognizable claims to fame, there are many more. For instance, did you know that Nipomo’s weather received a perfect score of 100 on the Places Rated Almanac? Nipomo is home to three golf communities: Cypress Ridge, Trilogy and Blacklake. Most recently, Golf Digest ranked Monarch Dunes third among “America’s Best New Courses,” the only California-based course to make the magazine’s annual list. These are just a few highlights of what Nipomo has to offer. Nipomo’s list of highlights wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the world famous Jocko’s steakhouse, miles of equestrian trails, the historic Dana Adobe and Olde Towne Nipomo.

While these are great places to take friends and family to visit while in town, what are the everyday benefits of living in Nipomo? What makes Nipomo a true community? As a Nipomo resident and small-business owner, it has been an honor to share in the successes of our region. We have a strong agricultural industry, local business economy, top-ranked schools and natural scenic attractions. Nipomo has the largest unincorporated population in San Luis Obispo County and yet maintains the small town atmosphere which we all cherish. The last census estimated that 13 percent of the Nipomo population is over 65 years old. These residents are active and involved locally, contributing their time and experience in the community. The families of Nipomo are professional, hardworking and community minded, volunteering and giving back.

So the answer is that the generous people of Nipomo make it a true community. We enjoy and value the natural resources of our region, our history, our strong sense of community and we are proud to call Nipomo our hometown.

Supervisor Lynn Compton
San Luis Obispo County District Four

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